Cancelling the season due to coronavirus would be "disastrous" for clubs' finances, says Rochdale chief executive

16 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Despite the serious financial implications, Rochdale are well-equipped to deal with the situation due to the recent sale of Luke Matheson to Wolves.

Cancelling the club's remaining six home games would mean a quarter-million-pound hole in Rochdale's finances, according to their chief executive, David Bottomley, speaking to the BBC.

Despite the serious financial implications, Rochdale are well-equipped to deal with the situation due to the recent sale of Luke Matheson to Wolves.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The financial impact of cancelling the rest of the season would be "disastrous," according to the chief executive of League One side Rochdale, David Bottomley.

On Friday, the EFL and the Premier League jointly announced that all matches were to be suspended until 3rd April, causing some to speculate whether the football season would be finished at all.

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